FO Friday: Grannies in the mail!

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On Tuesday, I mailed a total of 40 six inch crochet blocks to the Binky Patrol in Arizona as part of the Crochetlist April charity challenge.  I shared the first nine blocks two weeks ago, the next 17 last week, and three bullion stitch blocks on Sunday, so today I have 11 to show off.

These three squares were rescued from my stash, where I had forgotten all about them after placing them in plastic page protectors as classroom samples.  I adjusted the squares to meet the size requirements.  All three designs are from 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix and Match by Jan Eaton.

 Begonia (Ravelry project page)

Coffee & Cream (Ravelry project page)

Willow (Ravelry project page)

I also made four variations of the Savannah square from The Granny Square Book by Margaret Hubert.

The last book pattern I used was based on the Wheat Ears motif from Donna Kooler’s Encyclopedia of Crochet.

I think this is my favorite from this batch. I would like to make the full square, which would probably be closer to 12 inches.

The rest of my projects were based on patterns I found online.

Wagon Wheel Granny by Crochet Daze (Ravelry project page)

Sunny Spread by Ellen Gormley (Ravelry project page)

Kingfield Square by Julie Bolduc, whose Basic Granny Square pattern is what ignited my love of grannies back in the day! (Ravelry project page)

This has been a fun project and I’ve used up a lot of stash acrylic yarn.  I tried to use a range of colors so the squares could be used in projects for boys or girls.

What’s your all time favorite granny square pattern resource?  I’m thinking about future granny projects already so I’d love to hear about your favorite websites, books, or designers!

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